“LeDoux Vie” recounts many human interest events that are at times funny and at times sad but intriguing.
Virginia (PRWEB) January 24, 2014
“LeDoux Vie” (published by Trafford Publishing) describes the life story of Jack LeDoux. Born in 1924 and reared in California, this story recounts the adventures of growing up in the 20s and 30s when there were no TV or youth sports' programs. Youngsters in those days played sandlot ball, cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians, kick the can, and various other activities. There was little parental interaction but most of the time; the kids did behave although the story does recount some mischievous behavior, especially on Halloween.
LeDoux went to the Naval Academy when it was still a military school not influenced by feminism. His story describes the life of midshipmen and their officers and how sometimes the strict military code was avoided. After the Navy, LeDoux’s many jobs in civilian life show that people interactions are again the salt of life. These experiences also go coast to coast like how he handled a tough personnel problem coming in as a high level civilian and an outsider provides a lesson on leadership.
Before his retirement, LeDoux worked as a university professor teaching engineering freshman and provides readers with more "sea stories". It is interesting to read how education of children has changed from his experience in the 40s to the present.
“LeDoux Vie” recounts many human interest events that are at times funny and at times sad but intriguing. LeDoux has lived a blessed life. His marriage of over 60 years produced eight children, 11 grandkids, 10 great kids. His varied professional career on a worldwide stage provided the fodder for these stories on how to be a father, husband, and a popular leader of men. It showed the way he has lived his life and how good he treats others.
By John Carver LeDoux
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781412000796
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
John Carver LeDoux was born in Portland, Oregon on May 18, 1924. His family moved to San Leandro, Calif. in 1926. He graduated from San Leandro High School in 1942. LeDoux joined the Navy in 1943, went to the Naval Academy and graduated with the last war time class in 1947. He served at sea on two ships for two years; he taught at the Academy for one year then transferred to the Civil Engineer Corps (the Navy SeaBees) and had engineering management positions at various stations for the next 15 years. From 1967 to 1970 he was director of the Nuclear Division for Flow Corporation, a Boston Company. He was Vice-President of marketing for Weiner Associates in Baltimore and a consultant for a New England company for the Washington D.C. area. In 1973, LeDoux went to the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado as the director of an Engineering advisory center for five adjacent states. In 1975, he went to Chicago with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Field office. In 1978, LeDoux became the Chief of Training division that provided training and education for NRC inspectors. In 1981, he accepted a professorship of engineering at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. until his retirement in 1994. While at VPI, he was active in local politics and wrote a number of newspaper columns on various topics of national and local interest.
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